Married With Cancer: One Couple's Journey

Married With Cancer: One Couple's Journey

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Overview

Eileen and Jimmy Newell had been married 24 years when Jimmy was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Cancer (CLL) during a routine physical exam. From the moment he called Eileen to deliver the news, she went from wife to wife/caregiver, a challenging role even with her training as a nurse. After several rounds of chemo over the course of seven years, Jimmy’s cancer was declared as in remission, and things were looking up. Life was good—until Eileen was diagnosed with breast cancer ten years later, and suddenly, everything was turned on its head. Jimmy had to step into the role of caregiver, a role that life and a career in higher education had not prepared him for. In their book Married With Cancer, Eileen and Jimmy share how they coped as a couple through their cancer diagnoses and treatments, as patient and as caregiver. It hasn’t been an easy journey, but they’ve had boundless love and laughter, some tears, and a few life lessons, which they share in this book to give hope and encouragement to their readers as they make their own journey toward survival.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946824288
Publisher: IndieGo Publishing LLC
Publication date: 08/12/2018
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Eileen and Jimmy Newell were both born in The Bronx to Irish immigrant parents, and met when Eileen was a senior in high school and Jimmy was a senior in college. It was love at first sight, and they married five years later in 1976. Jimmy studied History and eventually Law at Saint John's University, and Eileen fulfilled her dream of becoming a nurse by studying at Saint Vincent's School of Nursing in Greenwich Village. Jimmy's career was primarily in education, first as a teacher and then as a Director of Financial Aid at a number of New York area schools including Columbia University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Downstate Medical Center. When Jimmy isn't playing with his Lionel trains or watching the New York Yankees, he enjoys writing. He started his blog, The Newell Post, in 2013, and published his first book, A Bronx Boy's Tale, the same year. Eileen has been a nurse for forty-three years, a very fulfilling career, and she enjoys cooking, shopping, reading, and writing. She and Jimmy now relish the Florida lifestyle, days at the beach, Yankees Spring Training in Orlando, and visits from friends, family, and their two grand-dogs, Rudy and Scout.

Eileen and Jimmy Newell were both born in The Bronx to Irish immigrant parents, and met when Eileen was a senior in high school and Jimmy was a senior in college. It was love at first sight, and they married five years later in 1976. Jimmy studied History and eventually Law at Saint John's University, and Eileen fulfilled her dream of becoming a nurse by studying at Saint Vincent's School of Nursing in Greenwich Village. Jimmy's career was primarily in education, first as a teacher and then as a Director of Financial Aid at a number of New York area schools including Columbia University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Downstate Medical Center. When Jimmy isn't playing with his Lionel trains or watching the New York Yankees, he enjoys writing. He started his blog, The Newell Post, in 2013, and published his first book, A Bronx Boy's Tale, the same year. Eileen has been a nurse for forty-three years, a very fulfilling career, and she enjoys cooking, shopping, reading, and writing. She and Jimmy now relish the Florida lifestyle, days at the beach, Yankees Spring Training in Orlando, and visits from friends, family, and their two grand-dogs, Rudy and Scout.

Janet Angelo has been a book editor since 2005, and is the founder and publisher of INDIEGO PUBLISHING, a hybrid-indie publishing company she formed in 2011 to help independent authors achieve their publishing goals and dreams. She has several repeat clients and enjoys working in collaboration with her authors to publish top-quality books.

Table of Contents

Married With Cancer

One Couple's Journey

CHAPTERS of our JOURNEY

How This Book Was Born

Love at First Sight

The Yankees, a Physical, and Leukemia: Some Vacation!

Life Is a Puzzle

The First Thing You Lose Is Your Dignity

Jimmy’s Treatment

Mirror, Mirror

Yankee Baseball Therapy

The Joke’s On Me

Playing with Trains and Being in Control

Jimmy Newell’s Dream

Just Rolling Along When All of a Sudden

Eileen Reflects on Jimmy’s Diagnosis

Not the Fireworks We Expected

Eileen’s Treatment Begins

Mean Little Pill with a Pretty Name

Fatigue

Eileen the Survivor

Jimmy Reflects on Eileen’s Diagnosis

Come Monday

You Know It When You Feel It

Friendship Defined

There Are No Coincidences

All My Life’s a Circle

The Genius of Kids

Gratitude

Our Night with a Knight

Emotionally Yours

Separate but Unequal

Living the Good Life

Enjoy the Ride

And Yet Here We Are

Unobtrusive Miracles

Faith, Toys, and Automobiles

We’re All on This Journey Together

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